Home from Hospital

BP 2 Leaving Hospital 1206

Most of us would like to live an independent life in our own homes for as long as we can. There are many different services that can help you to do this. They are provided by many different organisations, voluntary groups, private care agencies, the NHS and Bromley Council.

Home from hospital services provide extra support to people who have been discharged home from hospital following surgery, ill health, or an accident. They are short term aftercare services and can offer flexible short term practical help to assist with most day-to-day tasks, such as emotional support, food preparation, shopping, laundry, light domestic duties, and help with claiming benefits and form filling. Most services last for no more than a few weeks, and are provided by different organisations such as Health services, Adult Social Care Services, voluntary agencies and commercial companies.

Discharge from hospital services help people to regain confidence and re-adjust to living at home.

Bromley Healthcare

Bromley Healthcare delivers community health services to the borough. Visit the Bromley Healthcare website to find out more [external website].

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich Hospital Aftercare Service

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich Hospital Aftercare Service is in partnership with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The service provides short term practical assistance (not personal care) for people leaving hospital to support older people to work towards self-selected goals, enabling them to regain their confidence and independence. For further information telephone 020 8315 1850 or email services@ageukbandg.org.uk.

Visit the Age UK Bromley & Greenwich website to find out more [external website].

Bromley and Lewisham Mind

Bromley and Lewisham Mind provides a number of activities, from a range of community venues, including:

  • A programme of courses and support groups, including support to better manage your mental health, develop new skills, enhance creativity, and take up leisure opportunities.
  • Community bridge building, which is support to make links and begin to access a range of opportunities in the wider community, according to your interests.
  • Informal peer support, which provides opportunities to meet with others in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for social and peer support.

Visit the Bromley and Lewisham Mind website to find out more [external website].

MindCare Dementia Support Service

MindCare Dementia Support Service provides a range of services including Support Centres, Domiciliary Care and Respite Care At Home.

Visit the MindCare website to find out more [external website].

Further information

Additional information can be found in the MyLife Guide aboutHospital Discharge on this website.

'The Silver Line'isa free 24-hour dedicated helpline for older people across the UK. The helpline aims to combat loneliness in the over-65s by providing friendship, information and advice through calls to trained volunteers. Visit The Silver Line website to find out more [external website].

You may also find the following pages within this website useful: Reablement

If you have loan equipment, you may find the following information useful: How to Return Loan Equipment

Useful links

The Bromley Directory 2018-19 

NHS 

Bromley Healthcare

Bromley and LewishamMind

MindCare Dementia Support

The Silver Line